If you were suspicious you would think that when there is good news with the performance stats on Manchester Metrolink they are a lot quicker to release the figures as it has only taken just over two weeks for TfGM to publish the statistics for period 12 (3rd February to 2nd March 2019) rather than the usual three to four weeks. And the stats do provide good reading with 91.7% of all trams departing less than two minutes late.
This figure is up by 0.4% from the previous period and has seen the Ashton-under-Lyne line the highest performing with its own figure of 97.3%. At the other end of the scale the Eccles line only managed 87% of trams running within two minutes of the schedule.
The other stats released in these figures are for reliability and are concerned with the amount of planned miles which actually ran. For these four weeks the figure is 99.4% with most lines in the same region ranging from the Bury line at 99.8% and East Didsbury at 98.9%.
The usual eclectic mix of issues caused delays to the service in this period including RTCs, road vehicles on the tracks, “event congestion”, tram faults and a points failure at Broadway on 3rd February 2019.
* The full stats – including a line-by-line review can be seen on the TfGM website.